2. Lasith Malinga
Known as one of the best in the shortest formats, Malinga has huge control in his bowling and can also deliver deadly yorkers at will. In a recent match against RCB, Malinga defended 17 runs off the last over with AB de Villiers on the crease.
Along with his pace variations, Malinga has an added advantage of unusual action. As a result he can tame down Russell who can find it difficult to hit a six against the Sri Lankan. Instead he might sky one slower one or get bowled by a vicious yorker.